The Great War Centenary In Flanders Fields
Not to miss!
The In Flanders Fields Museum
Since its opening in 1998, the In Flanders Fields Museum has been met with overwhelming support from the public, so much so that it has become too small to accommodate the growing number of visitors. Adapting to speak to a whole new generation of historians, the museum has been enlarged, bringing the heroic stories of real people to life through an interactive interface and engaging scenography. Ignite a life-long enthusiasm of our heritage in your children, and join us in the opening of the new In Flanders Fields Museum in June 2012.
More info on www.inflandersfields.be
The memorial museum oF PasscheNdaele 1917
With almost half a million soldiers dead, injured or lost in action, Passchendaele represents one of the most dramatic episodes of the Great War.
The Memorial Museum of Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke focuses on the military aspects of the Great War, displaying uniforms, weaponry, engineered constructions and battlefield archaeology. Planned additions include a building dedicated to the Battle of Passchendaele, walking trails to Tyne Cot cemetery and Polygon Wood, a historical reconstruction of several types of German and British trenches and the “Passchendaele Memorial Park”.
More info on www.passchendaele.be
The Last Post
Every night at 8PM visitors can experience a moving ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypers.
In honour of the memory of the soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War, the last Post is the traditional final salute to the fallen played by the buglers.
The Last Post Ceremony has become part of the daily life in Ypers and the local people are proud of this simple but touching tribute to the courage and self-sacrifice of those who fell in defense of their town.
More info on www.lastpost.be/en.